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Boozy the goat

Today was marked by a very auspicious event, we became the owners of a goat! Culturally this is one of the highest honours that can be bestowed upon a person, so it was very special indeed. Boozy was given to us by the mother of a child who we met two years ago in very…

Confessions of a rookie qualitative researcher

Friday marked the start of my new career as a qualitative researcher, collecting data for my Master’s dissertation. Many challenges to be overcome, not least the added issue of needing to use a translator whilst attempting to overcome the natural shyness and reticence of the Bakiga women. However you can’t help but fall head over…

A new day …

We are experimenting with running a blog on this website. Helen Smith will be writing occasional entries while she is in Kisiizi. Here is the first offering. Sitting listening to the dawn chorus as I write I can’t help wondering how the new day feels for some of our patients. Each day comes with a…